Dental Implants

A dental implant is a variation of the tooth replacement process in which small titanium or zirconium screws are inserted into the patient's jawbone. This procedure requires minor surgery. Successful dental implants are achieved when missing or damaged teeth are replaced with artificial teeth that look and feel real. In completely edentulous mouths, 7-10 implants in the upper jaw are usually sufficient to make a fixed prosthesis. In addition, 5-7 implants provide resistance and carrying capacity in the lower jaw. After the dental implant is completed, the patients have decently shaped and white teeth. Dental implant prices vary according to the operation technique, the material used and the difficulty of the operation. Operation takes about 1-2 hours and is done under local anesthesia. The net results are seen in 3 months.

Dental Implants Steps

The dental implant treatment process includes several stages. Patients need about nine months or a year for full recovery. The first stage is called consultation and comprehensive examination. The patient's bone structure and possible risks are analyzed. This provides valuable information about which type of implant should be used. Some patients may need all 4 implants, while others may require 3 implants. In any case, a detailed examination should be made.

Then, in the second stage, a dental implant is applied under local anesthesia. The operation takes about 1 or 2 hours for each implant. After that, it is necessary to wait more than three months for recovery, depending on the complexity of the surgery. After healing, the artificial tooth is place on the implant. With regular checks and oral and dental hygiene, a long lifetime of the implant is guaranteed.

After Dental Implant Surgery

Regardless of the procedure, whether with a single implant or all 6 dental implants, patients may feel pain at the implant site. In some cases, the gums and face may swell, minor bleeding may occur. Although these are completely temporary, taking pain medications or antibiotics recommended by the doctor is highly recommended. Changing the daily routine while waiting for the bones and implant to fuse sufficiently supports the healing process. The patient should not smoke until fully recovered. In addition, soft foods such as soup should be preferred. Finally, routine checkups and dental hygiene prevent possible complications.

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